For Romney Shipway, founder of Shipway Living Design, a childhood spent in the great outdoors was the first step in his design process.
“I grew up in nature—I had my first boat before I had my first bike,” says Shipway, who was born and raised on Cortes Island, B.C. “Having
connection to the actual wood in the object gives a point for people to connect with, something more to attach to it tells a story.”
Using sustainable materials of the highest biodegradable standard and remnant scraps salvaged from land clearings, Shipway forges simple yet striking pieces—his Ostra collection exudes a sense of playfulness with pure pastel accents—that honour their natural origins, from the inside out.—